Behind the scenes with a foley artist

Just as I was graduating from college & researching a design career, I found myself at the Chicago studio of JoBe Cerny, who’s (quietly) known at the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy & as the silent Cheer detergent pitchman from the 80’s. I found his foley (sound effects) setup fascinating. I similarly enjoyed this glimpse into the world of foley pro Gary Hecker:

SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker – Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.


5 thoughts on “Behind the scenes with a foley artist

  1. Cool stuff! With the “stars” and scripts in front of the camera these days, I almost always enjoy making-of things on DVDs more than the so called “feature” presentations.
    (p.s. SAM Animation has two audio tracks and it’s fun to play with this stuff yourself, adding odd or fun sounds that fit, or don’t fit, with the real audio.)

  2. Thanks, John! for I always wondered what Foley was… I never had the impulse to search its meaning when I watch the credits of a movie…
    I love how they use styrofoam to fake walking on snow…

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